Very important for each time you quoate or paraphase any of the dilalogues you should include the dialog title page citation at the end of the paraphare or quatation example(

Very important for each time you quoate or paraphase any of the dilalogues you should include the dialog title page citation at the end of the paraphare or quatation example( “phaedo,” 574) 1. is the story Socrates tells in this selection? 2. is the story an allegory/analogy for according to Socrates?  Be as detailed as you can in your answer.  does each element of the story correspond to?  Be sure to base your answer on what Plato says, as much as possible, rather than on your gut feeling about what it means. 1. At the beginning of the reading Socrates distinguishes between the soul examining things “through the body” and “by herself” (p. 577), and argues that the latter is better than the former.  is the difference between these two, and why does he think that one is better than the other? 2. Simmias and Cebes each come up with a counter-argument to Socrates’ attempt at proving the immortality of the soul.  are their arguments (remember: an argument is: evidence + conclusion)?  Do they seem convincing to you?  If not, can you explain what you think might be some good grounds for being skeptical of Socrates’ argument (of course, answering this question will require that you explain what you take Socrates’ argument to be!). 3. At one point in the discussion, Socrates says: “For in fact, as regards this very matter I am just now no philosopher [lover of wisdom], I am a philovictor [lover of victory] – I want to win, as much as the most uneducated men do” (p. 590).  is “matter” he is referring to here?  Why do you think he might say this? And, just as importantly, what do you think this admission suggests about how we should view his arguments and the conclusions he reaches? 2. Simmias and Cebes each come up with a counter-argument to Socrates’ attempt at proving the immortality of the soul.  are their arguments (remember: an argument is: evidence + conclusion)?  Do they seem convincing to you?  If not, can you explain what you think might be some good grounds for being skeptical of Socrates’ argument (of course, answering this question will require that you explain what you take Socrates’ argument to be!). 3. At one point in the discussion, Socrates says: “For in fact, as regards this very matter I am just now no philosopher [lover of wisdom], I am a philovictor [lover of victory] – I want to win, as much as the most uneducated men do” (p. 590).  is “matter” he is referring to here?  Why do you think he might say this? And, just as importantly, what do you think this admission suggests about how we should view his arguments and the conclusions he reaches?

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